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April 2020 Edition
Comms, Coronavirus and more
 
InfoBeam
 
InfoBeam Part I, Information & News by the Editors
OneWeb’s 34 satellite launch • ICEYE unveils 25 cm. SAR • Orbital Research Releases Low Noise Amplifier • CHEOPS Commissioning Successfully Completed • WORK Microwave's DVB-S2
 
InfoBeam Part II, Information & News by the Editors
Virgin Orbit designs ventilator for COVID-19 patients • Approvals from SES and Inmarsat • STS Global's completes two Ku-band Earth Stations • Satcom Global's Aura VSAT 
Features
 
Satnews’ Senior Columnist, Richard Dutchik, Dies, By the Editors
Richard was devoted to his industry, satellite telecommunications, and his company, Dutchik International Communications.
 
Who’d Be A Constellation Provider?, By Chris Forrester, Senior Contributor
OneWeb’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy (under the SEC’s ‘debtor in possession’ rules) on Friday, March 27, was shocking
 
How the Coronavirus Outbreak is Affecting the Space Industry, By David Todd, Head of Space Data, Serdata
Space has not been insulated from the virus. 
 
Blink Obtains a Space Lift, Blink Astro, LLC (Blink is the small satellite (smallsat) unit within the SpaceWorks Group
US company Blink Astro successfully tested its communication link between its satellite-based IoT receiver and its ground terminals.
 
New Space Startups — Don’t Lose Sight of the Horizon, By Mike Carey, Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer, ATLAS Space Operations
Several years ago, a cadre of aerospace start-ups launched into a sector long dominated by massive, aging corporations
 
How Centauri and Satellite Mission Success Go Hand-In-Hand, By Laura Ulibarri, Principal System Engineer, Centauri
The threat to national security has evolved
 
Monitoring and Mitigating Space Weather, By John Bone, Chief Commercial Officer, RHEA Group
It is no surprise that in the Space Age it is vital to understand what’s going on beyond the Earth’s atmosphere. 
 
Making the Siberian Connection, By Space & Satellite Professionals International
This is a vast land, making up three quarters of all Russia. 
 
Maxar Spotlight, Coronavirus Misinformation and Negligence in Iran
This article highlights the severity and scale of the coronavirus in Iran
 
The Virus Only Makes “Big Three” Position Worse, By Chris Forrester, Senior Contributor
We can look at the ‘Big Three’ (IntelsatSESEutelsat) as being good examples of slightly broader-based businesses.
Advertiser Index
 
Advertiser Index, An Alphabetical Review of our Advertiser Sponsors
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